Dittrich, Jörg Steffen and Thielecke, Frank (2004) Paving the Way for Future Low-Flying Autonomous Micro Aerial Vehicles with an Unmanned Rotorcraft Demonstrator. 1st European Micro Air Vehicle Conference and Flight Competition, 2004-07-13 - 2004-07-15, Braunschweig (Germany).
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Micro Air Vehicles are small unmanned aircraft, that are to be operated autonomously or semiautonomously. The paper describes a unmanned aircraft research project at the DLR Institute of Flight Systems for the evaluation of intelligent systems and functions for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) utilizing an inexpensive multi-purpose rotary wing research platform. The design of the rotorcraft UAV as well as the research agenda for the project is being introduced, providing an outlook on planned areas of small UAV related research at DLR. Sensors and software algorithms that are being tested on this research vehicle will have a significant impact on the capabilities of future miniaturized UAV systems. Exemplary are the experiments with a real-time onboard image processing system that can be used for vehicle motion tracking and obstacle detection. Imaging based methods combined with a high level mission planning architecture are going to be used for a generic collision avoidance system for UAV and MAV.
|Document Type:||Conference or Workshop Item (Speech, Paper)|
|Title:||Paving the Way for Future Low-Flying Autonomous Micro Aerial Vehicles with an Unmanned Rotorcraft Demonstrator|
|Date:||13 July 2004|
|In ISI Web of Science:||No|
|Keywords:||UAV, rotorcraft, helicopter, image processing, navigation, stereo|
|Event Title:||1st European Micro Air Vehicle Conference and Flight Competition|
|Event Location:||Braunschweig (Germany)|
|Event Type:||international Conference|
|Event Dates:||2004-07-13 - 2004-07-15|
|Organizer:||Deutsche Gesellschaft für Ortung und Navigation e.V.|
|HGF - Research field:||Aeronautics, Space and Transport (old)|
|HGF - Program:||Aeronautics|
|HGF - Program Themes:||Rotorcraft|
|DLR - Research area:||Aeronautics|
|DLR - Program:||L RR - Rotorcraft Research|
|DLR - Research theme (Project):||L - The Innovative Rotorcraft|
|Institutes and Institutions:||Institute of Flight Systems > System Automation|
|Deposited By:||Jörg Steffen Dittrich|
|Deposited On:||07 Jan 2008|
|Last Modified:||27 Apr 2009 14:34|
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